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#13. World War Z Sequel Set to Arrive in 2017

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There’s been buzz about a sequel to the zombie epidemic thriller World War Z since the original film hit theaters, and now Paramount Pictures has officially set a release date for June 9th, 2017. Find out everything we know about the sequel over here.

#12. The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials First Trailer

The young adult sci-fi sequel arrives on September 18th.

#11. Chris Pratt Has Non-Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Movies?

Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy

For those who have been hoping that the Guardians of the Galaxy would end up meeting The Avengers, we at least know there’s a chance that one of the members of the crew might make the transition. Chris Pratt recently revealed that his contract includes some movies that aren’t just Guardians of the Galaxy sequels. Get the lowdown over here.

#10. Donkey Kong Terrorizes Adam Sandler in New Pixels Trailer

The action comedy hits theaters on July 24th.

#9. Tomorrowland Interviews: Director Brad Bird and Writer Jeff Jensen on Influences, NASA and Much More

Brad Bird Tomorrowland interview

Once you’ve seen Tomorrowland this weekend, be sure to check out our interviews with director Brad Bird and writer Jeff Jensen. Topics also covered by Bird include The Incredibles 2, The Iron Giant and the influence of NASA while Jensen talks about Lost and the inspiration of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the Harry Potter franchise. Check out the Brad Bird interview over here, and the Jeff Jensen interview over here.

#8. Simon Pegg Talks Star Trek 3 Script and Childish Geek Culture

Simon Pegg in Star Trek Into Darkness

Shaun of the Dead and Star Trek franchise star Simon Pegg made headlines a couple times this week. First up, he talked a bit about the developing script for Star Trek 3, and mentioned that Paramount Pictures was a little adverse to the first draft of the script, saying it was too “Star Trek-y” to work for general audiences. However, if you read the full post, you might see that what he’s saying isn’t entirely a bad thing. Read the full story over here.

In addition, Pegg also offered some thoughts on the status of today’s geek culture and how our obsession with nostalgia, superheroes and the like might be “infantilizing” geek culture, thus making it hard for some nerds to be better adults. What he says actually makes perfect sense, and you can read his full quotes here, along with our take on his opinion as well.

#7. George Miller Has a Title for Mad Max: Fury Road Sequel

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If you haven’t seen Mad Max: Fury Road yet, then stop reading this and go see it right now. And if you haven’t seen it twice, then you should probably do the same. For those of us who have already seen it, we’re undoubtedly looking forward to a sequel. We don’t have any details on what the sequel might follow, but George Miller revealed in an interview that as of now, the sequel would be called Mad Max: The Wasteland. Find out more right here.

Also, if you’ve been desperate to learn more about the infamous character with the flame-throwing guitar, known as the Doof Warrior, you might be happy to know that he has an entire backstory. However, not everyone is keen to know all these kind of details, and I can’t say that I disagree. But one thing I am keen on is this hilariously perfect mash-up of Mad Max: Fury Road and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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